Gone but not forgotten

By Mike Greatbatch

 

About 4 or 5 years ago my detecting partner, Eric gave me a bucket of metal detecting scrap/treasure to look through just in case there was anything in there I might be interested in keeping.  I parked it in my garage and forgot all about it.  Sadly, Eric passed away nearly three years ago and recently while sorting out some things in my garage I came across this bucket and decided to look through it. As I had thought, most of it was crap but then, when I got to the bottom there was what looked like a brass ring. I decided to clean it up a bit and when I did, I discovered it was in fact a small gold ring!

Not only was it a gold ring but inside I could see an inscription. Holding the ring up to the light I read the inscription “REMEMBER YOUR FREIND“ – spooky! (It is misspelt)

February 2020

February 2020

Artefact of the Month Winner Nigel Terry Silver annular ring brooch with intact silver pin. The brooch frame is comprised of two prone animals whose open mouths meet at the junction with the pin. The animals are very detailed with scales and folded feet evident....

December 2019

December 2019

Artefact of the Month Winner A Hopkins Copper alloy zoomorphic mount depicting bulging eyes and pronounced snout. Possibly a vessel attachment. Possibly Iron Age.2nd place R Child Medieval circular lead seal with central flower motif. Inscription gives the owner as...

November 2019

November 2019

Artefact of the Month WinnerRichard ChildPolyhedral, copper alloy sword pommel. facetted sides and a central, narrowing aperture through its centre. Medieval. 2nd placeRay HarcourtSmall, copper alloy cross pendant with remains of loop. The arms of the cross expand out...

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